Checking if a port is open
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- TCP/IP Communication
- Command Prompt
- Telnet Command
Suspect certain network ports are blocked and need to verify
It is possible to check if a port is open in a network by issuing the Telnet command.
Note:- Telnet operates using the TCP protocol. UDP connectivity cannot be tested using Telnet.
If a port is open, a blank screen will be seen after issuing the command:
telnet [domainname or ip] [port]
- [domainname or ip] is the domain name or IP address of the server being checked
- [port] is the port number the server application is listening on
telnet 192.168.0.20 9001 (to a closed port would display a connect failed message)
telnet 192.168.0.20 9003 (to an open port would display a blank screen)
To exit the Telnet session, type Ctrl + ] and then type "quit".
For how to enable Telnet in Windows 7 please see Enable Telnet Client on a Windows 7 PC